Anthony Davis’ knee injury not that serious?

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Dave McMenamin: Source familiar with Anthony Davis’ left knee injury tells ESPN, “so far all is in good structure, but want to take another image.”
Source: Twitter @mcten

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russell Westbrook said he’s “praying for the best” on Anthony Davis’ knee and “that’s all you can do.” – 1:39 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis will undergo an MRI in Chicago on Saturday on his left knee. – 12:59 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on AD’s injury: “Hopefully it’s something minor and he can get back soon, but we’ll find out more tomorrow.” – 12:57 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says part of Anthony Davis’ medical evaluation on his knee tomorrow will be an MRI. – 12:57 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron said he asked AD how he’s doing after that collision with McDaniels forced him out of the game, and Davis said they’d find out more tomorrow when he gets further testing. – 12:50 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron on concern for AD: “My concern is always for his health. … You wish for the best.” – 12:49 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron on his discussion with AD after his knee injury: “We asked him how he’s doing and he said we’ll find out more tomorrow and that’s all we know” – 12:49 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron on asked AD about his knee injury: “He said we’ll find out more tomorrow.” – 12:47 AM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Tough night for the LakeShow, Minnesota wins 110-92…Much bigger concern is the health of AD…Injury did not look good (further testing tomorrow)
Next up for the Lakers, Sunday in Chicago vs the Bulls… – 12:42 AM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Wolves 110, Lakers 92
The Lakers are 16-14 at the 30-game mark. Their greatest concern right now: Anthony Davis’ left knee, which the team dubbed a contusion ahead of further evaluation. LeBron James had 18 points. Isaiah Thomas scored 19.
Up next: at Chicago on Sunday. – 12:41 AM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Anthony Davis, Left knee contusion…Out for remainder of game…Further testing tomorrow in Chicago – 12:24 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers say Anthony Davis has a left knee bruise that will keep him out for the rest of this game. He’ll undergo further testing in Chicago tomorrow. – 12:23 AM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Officially a left knee contusion for Anthony Davis; Lakers say he’ll undergo further evaluation Saturday in Chicago. – 12:23 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers say that Anthony Davis will not return because of a left knee contusion and will undergo further evaluation in Chicago on Saturday. – 12:21 AM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers say Anthony Davis has a left knee contusion and will not return tonight. He will be further evaluated with more testing in Chicago. – 12:21 AM

Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers say Anthony Davis will not return against the Timberwolves and will undergo further testing tomorrow when the team gets to Chicago. Termed a left knee contusion for now. – 12:21 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Anthony Davis will not return tonight due to a left knee contusion. He’ll undergo further testing in Chicago tomorrow. – 12:21 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Tough to watch a player as talented as Anthony Davis constantly dealing with injuries. One thing after the other even in the same game (ankle, knee). Feel for him because I think the “soft” narrative and “what if” will follow him the rest of his career. – 12:07 AM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Third quarter: Wolves 85, Lakers 65
AD exited the game with a left knee injury. The Wolves went on a run after he left and have outscored the Lakers in each of the three quarters. Kent Bazemore leads LA with 11 points. LAL is shooting 39.3% and has 16 TOs. KAT has 28 points. – 12:06 AM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers down Big in Minnesota, 85-65…Waiting for update on Anthony Davis – 12:05 AM

Rick Noland @RickNoland
AD sure gets hurt a lot – 12:00 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Jaden McDaniels fell directly into the leg of Anthony Davis, just after LAL had trimmed the lead to 3.
Davis limped off the floor, and LAL have struggled since, understandably worried about him, and Minnesota pushed its lead quickly 72-58. – 11:57 PM

Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Folks clowning AD like LeBron didn’t shove a player into his knee 🤦🏾‍♂️ – 11:57 PM

Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 AD – 11:56 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis went down again after Jaden McDaniels rolled into his left knee. – 11:51 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Isaiah Thomas has as many points for the Lakers as LeBron James and Anthony Davis through two quarters.
Imagine hearing that as recently as, like, Tuesday. – 11:22 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
The last time Isaiah Thomas suited up up for LA, the Lakers starters were Lonzo Ball, KCP, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. They lost on the road to a team that was led by 33 points and 9 rebounds from… Anthony Davis. – 11:20 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Towns is just cooking Anthony Davis. Whatever he wants, he’s taking. – 11:16 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Interested to see if the Lakers adjust and put Westbrook on KAT in the second half.
That’s what I’d do, and then bring AD as the roaming doubler. – 11:12 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
AD back on the court… – 11:09 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Here’s your Laker lineup out of the timeout: Anthony Davis, LeBron, Melo, Rondo and Bazemore. – 11:09 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Davis has returned to the game. – 11:09 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
AD is back on the floor. – 11:09 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Anthony Davis has rejoined the Lakers on their bench. – 11:07 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis looks like he’s going to check back in the game with 3:44 left. His warm-ups are off. – 11:07 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Anthony Davis turned his right ankle late in the 1st Q, one in which the Lakers shot only 6 for 20, and traili 23-16.
Wolves also shot poorly (9 for 29), making just 1 for 16 3’s, but had 6 offensive rebounds, and also took advantage of 5 LAL TO’s to allow for 9 more shots. – 10:46 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Wolves 23, Lakers 16
Anthony Davis exited late in the quarter with an apparent ankle injury. The two teams combined to shoot 15 of 49 (30.6%). The Lakers were 0 of 10 on 3s. The Wolves were 1 of 16. Minnesota’s offensive rebounding (6) gave them some easy points. – 10:45 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Anthony Davis was down on the floor clutching his right leg/shin as the game went to timeout. After being attended to by the training staff, AD got up and limped to the locker room. – 10:42 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
KAT hitting Anthony Davis with a “too small”. Oh dear. pic.twitter.com/9PwTPMkB8W10:41 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
AD holding his right ankle…Lakers take a timeout – 10:41 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis is down, grimacing, grabbing his right ankle. Does not look good. – 10:41 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Davis is down, holding his right ankle. – 10:40 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Anthony Davis took a tumble and is holding his right foot/ankle. – 10:40 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Karl-Anthony Towns is playing like a man possessed. He’s already up to 10 pts on 4-for-5 shooting in the first six minutes and he just had another bucket waived off. He is going right at Anthony Davis’ chest every time he catches the ball on offense. – 10:29 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Karl-Anthony Towns is coming for AD. He just had a basket called off for elbowing him in the jaw on a hook shot, but he was still flexing after the play. Playing back-down bully ball in the post, as if he feels he has something to prove. – 10:29 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Watched a lot of KAT over the years. These past three games are the calmest and coolest, in terms of focus on the game, I’ve seen maybe ever.
Two methodical and-1s on Anthony Davis here in the first two minutes. – 10:19 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
KAT vs. AD
Pat Bev vs. Russ
D’Angelo vs. his old team
And that guy LeBron.
Should be a fun night. – 10:11 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Lakers’ starters vs. Minnesota:
Anthony Davis
LeBron James
Kent Bazemore
Wayne Ellington
Russell Westbrook – 9:33 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
The same way the NBA has decided in the past to intervene when franchises became bad for business, it’s overdue in addressing the medical treatment of star players in New Orleans. AD, Jrue, Eric Gordon, etc., dealt with bad injury luck down there. It’s time to step in for Zion. – 8:59 PM

NBA Kicks @NBAKicks
IT BACK… and with a Kobe AD PE! #NBAKicks pic.twitter.com/NXASPy8ojp8:54 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
AD is here. One of his warmups today is jumpers starting from the free throw line, then taking a step or two back every time he makes a shot. Once he reaches half court, he starts stepping back in through the same process. pic.twitter.com/9Yk0NY9ZXX8:07 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Currently available for the Lakers tonight: LeBron, AD, Westbrook, Ellington, Anthony, Jordan, Bazemore, Rondo, 10-day call-up Thomas, and 2-way players Chaundee Brown and Jay Huff. – 6:11 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
In the Lakers last game, they opted to guard Porzingis with LeBron and put AD on Powell.
I’d assume we see a similar strategy tonight, with LeBron guarding KAT and AD guarding Vanderbilt. That would be a different type of “small” guarding KAT than we’ve been used to. pic.twitter.com/rVylDIBTWt4:40 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
You know you’re making a good point when @McNuttMonica is dropping ad libs under your verses. 😂
But this NEEDED to be said. @KnicksMSGN @BillPidto
#Knicks #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/CTPRGA5Kru9:39 AM

More on this storyline

Harrison Faigen: Frank Vogel tells @Mike Trudell that AD saw the team doctor after the game, and he will get an MRI tomorrow. “We’ll know more at that time… Hopefully it’s something minor and he can get back soon, but we’ll find out tomorrow.” -via Twitter @hmfaigen / December 18, 2021

Callie Caplan: Good news for the COVID-19-hampered Lakers: Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis (left knee soreness) will play tonight vs. Mavs. -via Twitter @CallieCaplan / December 15, 2021

Brad Turner: The Lakers said that Anthony Davis (left knee soreness) has been upgraded to probable for tonight’s contest at Dallas. -via Twitter @BA_Turner / December 15, 2021